ABOUT THE TRIP
The partnership with the YMCA in Arequipa, Peru has been supported by Parkview Health to provide additional medical care in this community. The Arequipa YMCA is one of the few YMCAs in the world with a medical doctor on staff. A team of YMCA leaders and local medical personnel from Fort Wayne provide additional care and support to the medical clinic operated by the YMCA.
ABOUT THE TRIP
Engage in a life-changing experience through the YMCA’s international service immersion trip,
working with urban underprivileged youth in Valparaiso, Chile!
These trips will take place:
December 26th, 2017-January 7, 2018 (2 week trip)
March 9-17, 2018 (1 week trip)
during the high summer season of Chile (temperatures in the 80s).
Leaders of the trip are Julie and Francisco Townsend. Julie and Francisco also served as leaders of the University of Saint Francis’s and YMCA's trips to Chile from 2012-2017 and are passionate about the culture and people of Chile. Fluent in Spanish, their past experiences living and working for the YMCA in Valparaiso, Chile provide a unique focus for the trip.
*To participate, you must be 18 or older, or have a parent participating. No knowledge of Spanish is required.
HOW TO APPLY
Anyone who wishes to participate in the service trip must complete and send this online application form no later than August 31, 2017.
(Reservations will be available on a first come, first serve basis.)
For more information, please contact: Francisco Townsend, 260.755.4807